Tag Archives: Social Security

Clearing The Decks For Ryan?

Late Monday night the rumors began to swirl that exiting House Speaker John Boehner had reached a deal to raise the debt limit along with extending an amended version of the current Continuing Resolution through March of 2017.  Those were … Continue reading

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Illustrating The Difference

In keeping with my hypostasis that 2016 will be a turnout election, one of the things I find most frustrating are the people who say they didn’t bother to vote because all politicians are the same, (and they are not … Continue reading

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Change Or Lose

It’s time to bring everyone back down to earth and reality.  If the Trump phenomenon continues the Republicans will lose the presidential race in November along with their majority in the Senate.  That is likely to happen in any event … Continue reading

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Same Malarkey; Different Candidiate

I expect the next President to be the Democratic nominee, but if a Republican wins in November of 2016 his name will either be Bush or Kasich.  When insanity comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth, (and little else does), it … Continue reading

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Third Rail No More?

Some things in life are rare.  My drawing inspiration from one of Paul Krugman’s op-eds in the New York Times is not.  For years my Monday and Thursday morning routine has included reading them and yesterday was no exception.  It … Continue reading

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The Education Gorilla

Political and other stories are filled with 800 pound gorilla references.  The story usually speaks of the 800 pound gorilla in the room that nobody is willing to talk about.  Education often filled that role in politics.  Thus far in … Continue reading

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Two-thirds Of A Failed, Old Argument

About 20 Republican presidential wannabes descended on New Hampshire this past weekend.  There were plenty of Hilary jokes and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, (who may be the last man left in America that actually thinks he has a chance … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda Or Just Plain Stupid?

The 114th Congress came into session on Tuesday January 6th.  It didn’t take long for it to pass its first harmful resolution.  The first order of business was basically roll call.  The next was the election of the Speaker of … Continue reading

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Obama’s To Do List Addition For Future Progressives

Last Friday President Obama hit the road in an effort to prevue his State of the Union address and build public support for it.  Even the most powerful man in the world can’t control the news cycle.  The world’s attention … Continue reading

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